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Classics
Normally, six half courses will be offered each year from the list below. At least one course from each of the three designated fields will be offered each year. While every attempt is made to arrange courses to suit the needs and special interests of individual students, all M.A. students will be required to include a minimum of one course from each of the three fields in their overall programme. Applicants should consult the Head of Department concerning the courses to be offered in a given year.
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GREK-820* Greek Poetry I: Epic
Detailed study of selections from the works of Homer and Hesiod. 
EXCLUSIONS: GREK-800*
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GREK-821* Greek Poetry II: Lyric
Selections of Lyric, elegiac and iambic poetry from Archilochus to Pindar.
EXCLUSIONS: GREK-805*
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GREK-822* Greek Drama
Detailed study of one play of Aischylos, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes or Menander.
EXCLUSIONS: GREK-803*; GREK-804*
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GREK-823* Greek Historians
An intensive study of Greek historical writings, with special emphasis on Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon.
EXCLUSIONS: GREK-802*
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GREK-824* Greek Rhetoric
One speech from Lysias, one from Demosthenes' corpus.
EXCLUSIONS: GREK-806*
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GREK-830*,831*,832*,833* Reading Courses
Reading of any Greek author or authors approved by the Department. Informal instruction. Examination on ability to translate only.
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LATN-810* Latin Drama
A study of the work of Plautus, or Terence, or Seneca, and its position within the classical comedic or tragic tradition.
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LATN-811* Latin Rhetoric
An intensive study of the traditions of ancient rhetoric with readings in Cicero's rhetorical works and orations.
EXCLUSIONS: LATN-806*
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LATN-812* Latin Poetry I: Epic
A study of Vergil's Aeneid, or Ovid's Metamorphoses, or Lucan's Civil War, or Statius' Thebaid, and its position within the Latin epic tradition.
EXCLUSIONS: LATN-803*
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LATN-813* Latin Poetry II: Lyric, Elegy, Didactic, and Satire
A study of a major non-epic work or genre, such as Vergil's Georgics; Horace's Odes, Satires, or Epistles; or the elegiac poetry of Propertius, Tibullus, or Ovid.
EXCLUSIONS: LATN-800*, LATN-801*, LATN-802*
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LATN-814* Roman Historians
An intensive study of Roman historical writings, with readings in Sallust, Livy and Tacitus.
EXCLUSIONS: LATN-807*
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LATN-815* Latin Epigraphy
A lecture course examining the categories of Latin inscriptions, the archaisms, formulae and abbreviations. Sample inscriptions will be chosen from the earliest to later Imperial times.
EXCLUSIONS: LATN-808*
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LATN-830*,831*,832*,833* Reading Courses
Reading of any Latin author or authors approved by the Department. Informal instruction. Examination on ability to translate only.
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CLAS-800* Topics in Classical Scholarship
Presentation and discussion of current research (faculty). Bi-weekly colloquium.
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CLAS-802* Topics in Classical Scholarship
Presentation and discussion of current research (students). Bi-weekly colloquium.
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CLAS-804* Topography of Athens
The growth of Athens from the final Neolithic period to Late Antiquity based on archaeological, literary, epigraphical evidence. (May be offered jointly with CLST-404*. There are additional requirements for students at the graduate level but these are determined and discussed at the onset of the course.)
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CLAS-805* Topography of Rome
The growth of Rome from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity based on archaeological, literary, epigraphical evidence. (May be offered jointly with CLST-405*. There are additional requirements for students at the graduate level but these are determined at the onset of the course.) 
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CLAS-808* Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum II (Jordan)
An intensive six-week study of archaeological methods and interpretation while participating in a fieldwork project in Jordan (Humayama) run by a member of the Classics Department.
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CLAS-809* Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum
An intensive study of archaeological methods and interpretation at a fieldwork project in Italy under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department. COST: In addition to tuition, students are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs(Costs are discussed with accepted students prior to departure).Spring/Summer Term or Spring Term or Summer Term. Timing of Offering: Annually or in alternate years depending on the research schedule of departmental member concerned. Prerequisite: Permission of Course Instructor required in advance.
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CLAS-815* Archaeology of the Roman Army
The goal of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the wide range of materials available for studying the Roman army. The Roman army constitutes one of the most documented groups from the ancient world. Forts, inscriptions, and military paraphernalia have been found in all parts of the former Roman Empire. A rich collection of ancient literary texts relating to Roman military practices has also survived. By studying this material, students will learn not just about the Roman army, but about the range of materials available for studying the ancient world in general. Fall or Winter Term.
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CLAS-820* Dark Ages to Late Antiquity I
Intensive study of a special topic, period, author or genre in the Greek and Roman World from the Dark Ages to Late Antiquity.
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CLAS-821* Dark Ages to Late Antiquity II
Intensive study of a special topic, period, author or genre in the Greek and Roman World from the Dark Ages to Late Antiquity.
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CLAS-822* Greek Archaeology I
This course focuses on architecture and the development of town planning in ancient Greece. Various building types, both sacred and secular, will be studied.
EXCLUSIONS: CLAS-806*
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CLAS-823* Greek Archaeology II
This course focuses on art in ancient Greece, emphasizing the post-Bronze Age. Classification and development of various styles in art from the so-called Dark Age to the Hellenistic period.
EXCLUSIONS: CLAS-807*, GREK-808*
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CLAS 824* Archaeology of the Western Greeks
The course deals with the Greek colonies of the Western Mediterranean, and especially Southern Italy, from their foundation to the Roman conquest. The development of a peculiar “Western Greek” experience and its contribution to the Greek culture will be investigated by examining especially significant case studies. The distinctive and multifaceted milieu of the Greek “Western frontier” and the long term relationships with the local population of Italy, including Etruscans and Romans, will be one of the main topics. Fall/Winter Term.  Prerequisite: Permission of Course Instructor required in advance.
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CLAS-832* Greek History I: Archaic/Classical
Specialized study of a topic in either period of Greek History.
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CLAS-833* Greek History II: Hellenistic
Specialized study of a topic in the Hellenistic era.
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CLAS-842* Roman History I: Republic
Specialized study of a topic in the history of the Roman Republic.
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CLAS-843* Roman History II: Empire
Specialized study of a topic in the history of the Roman Empire.
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CLAS-850* Comparative Literature I
An introduction to comparative literary studies as currently practiced with particular emphasis on the relevance to such studies of contemporary theories of literature and criticism. (Given jointly with ENGL-950*, FRAN-950*.)
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CLAS-851* Comparative Literature II
Specialized study in comparative context of particular authors, themes, movements, periods, genres, literary forms or some combination of these elements. (Given jointly with ENGL-951*, FRAN-951*, GRMN-890*.)
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CLAS-860* Ancient Science
The course explores Greek and Roman approaches to understanding the natural world. The course will introduce students to issues in the ancient sciences by examining in detail a group of related ancient texts, both in terms of scientific content, as well as intellectual and cultural contexts. Themes will be developed with an eye to contemporary issues in political and social history, and to the history and philosophy of science and technology. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor required in advance.
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CLAS-898 Master's Essay Research
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CLAS-899 Master's Thesis Research
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